Christophe Barreau has been promoted to managing director of no-idle products in North America by Bergstrom.
Barreau will have full responsibility for the company’s product line, which includes the NITE (No-Idle Thermal Environment) Phoenix and NITE Plus.
“Christophe is a talented leader who will be a great asset to our NITE team in North America,” said Gus Anton, division president of Bergstrom’s North American operation. “We see great potential in the work he can do for the no-idle product line and we’re thrilled to have him join us in the US.”
Barreau joined Bergstrom in 2001 at the company’s European facility in Ystrad Mynach, Wales. In 2002, he transitioned to the Rockford, IL, plant where he was instrumental in the launch of Bergstrom’s battery powered no-idle system as well as business development for the aftermarket sector. He shifted focus to OEMs and eventually became the program engineer at Freightliner for Bergstrom’s factory-installed ParkSmart system.
In 2012, Barreau relocated to Madrid, Spain to focus on business development, program management and process implementation for Dirna Bergstrom.